It's never too early to start thinking about summer in Chicago. And when frigid temperatures barely reach the teens, the enchanting pull of eating and drinking in the sunshine feels more necessary than ever. Mark your calendars for these summer 2019 Chicago festivals.
Lollapalooza Chicago 2018
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Chicago Kids and Kites Festival nWhen: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4, 2019 nWhere: Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park, West Montrose Drive
Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale nWhen: 5 p.m.-10 p.m. May 31; Noon-10 p.m. June 1-2, 2019 nWhere: 2000 W. Division St.
Ribfest Chicago nWhen: June 7-9 nWhere: Lincoln , Irving Park and Damen
Chicago Blue FestivalnWhen: June 7-9, 2019 nWhere: Millennium Park
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Chicago Gay Pride Fest nWhen: June 22-23, 2019; parade schedule for noon June 30 nWhere: Halsted Street from Addison to Grace
Chicago Summerdance nWhen: Wednesdays-Sundays, June 27-August 24, 2019 nWhere: Grant Park, Spirit of the Music Garden and other Chicago Park District locations
African/Caribbean International Festival of Life nWhen: July 4-7, 2019 nWhere: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.
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Taste of Chicago nWhen: July 10-14, 2019nWhere: Grant Park
Chinatown Summer Fair</b. nWhen: July 14, 2019 nWhere: Wentworth Avenue, Chinatown
Fiesta del Sol nWhen: July 25-28, 2019 nWhere: Cermak Road, Pilsen
Lollapalooza nWhen: Aug. 1-4, 2019 nWhere: Grant Park
Chicago Air & Water Show nWhen: Aug. 17-18, 2019 nWhere: North Avenue Beach